The Distinguished Speaker Series will draw upon the expertise of CEOs, CTOs, CFOs, and CMOs, who will share insights from their personal experiences. Some of these speakers include Tom Berquist of Ingres Corp., Sanjay Jha of Qualcomm, David Seibel of Insight Partners, and Aliza Peleg of SAP Labs. An expanded exhibit floor will showcase emerging as well as established companies.
The closing celebrations of TiEcon 2006 will feature a Global Bazaar offering a feast for the senses in the form of food, dance, and music from around the world. The evening will begin with a cocktail hour followed by dinner, where attendees can mingle with friends and take their pick of cuisine from the Middle East, Asia, and Europe. After dinner, dancers led by two talented choreographers, Margaret Jenkins and Tanushree Shankar, will perform. This dance will be a preview of their performance in San Francisco on May 17. A musical performance by double-violin virtuoso Gingger and percussionist Sivamani will follow. The entertainment will continue with dancing on live music by DJ Salim.
TiE stands for Talent, Ideas and Enterprise. The organization has more than 40 chapters in nine countries. It endeavors to cultivate and nurture entrepreneurship and free-market economies everywhere, as it sees this to be the single most powerful instrument of prosperity.
About TiE’s annual conference, Kola sums up, “TiEcon is simply the best value there is for an entrepreneur. It gets better every year, offers more value. Each year the endorsement from attendees is phenomenal!” —Smita Garg
May 12 and 13, Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Pkwy., Santa Clara. $245 general, $215 members. (408) 567-0700 x 237. www.tiecon.org
Keynote speakers at TiEcon 2006:
From left: Howard Dean, Shashi Tharoor, Vijay Mallya, John Doerr, Judy Estrin, Jane Wales, T.J. Rogers, and David Lynch